The impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump have been the biggest news story in America for the past few weeks and the way the Republican Party members in Congress have reacted to the impeachment hearings has not reflected well on the party.
We have heard testimony from many key witnesses, including Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland and former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
Regardless of where you land in the debate about whether or not President Trump should be impeached, it is observable that the GOP has not done a good job in defending the president during these hearings.
The Republican Party has done a poor job of arguing their defense of the president, as they haven’t provided any solid evidence or arguments to combat the claims made by firsthand and secondhand witnesses.
Besides calling the investigations a “sham” or a “witch hunt” every chance they get, the GOP representatives have done several things that do not reflect well on the party or the process that is laid out in the constitution.
Ambassadors Sondland and Yovanovitch have also been the subject of many defamatory comments that have attempted to discredit them as witnesses. This includes a tweet from President Trump during Yovanovitch’s testimony that was read live by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
The way Republicans have handled the impeachment of the president has not come off as a party that is trying to defend one of their own and more as a party that is desperately attacking their opponents.
There has been enough evidence coming forward from the witnesses in the impeachment hearings to lend credence to the investigation, whether it leads to conviction or not. The division of the country is only going to get worse as both sides continue to act as if the opposite party is the enemy.
That doesn’t change the fact that the gaslighting by Conservative representatives in Congress during these hearings has made it seem like the party is trying to paint the Democratic Party in a bad light more than they are trying to defend the president.